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Join us for the largest on-the-water concert and raft up on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. Come by land or by Grand on the third Saturday in July!

Aquapalooza Grand Lake
Horse Creek
Adjacent to SouthWinds Marina
Bernice, OK 74331
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Get Ready For Aquapalooza 2017

Aquapalooza Grand Lake 2017 organizers have announced that 5th Element band will be the headline performer for Grand Lake’s largest on-the-water concert and raft up, Saturday, July 15.

Presented by 360GrandLake.com, Aquapalooza Grand Lake is expected to attract more than 14,000 boaters and water-lovers to Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees for an afternoon of live music and fun on the water.

“Aquapalooza is a good time. It’s about having fun and enjoying Grand Lake,” said Michelle Prine, owner and president of 360GrandLake.com.  “The event has continued to grow each year. People from all over the country will be a part of this national event that has become a popular Grand Lake tradition.”

Thousands of boats will gather in Horse Creek for the eighth annual Aquapalooza Grand Lake event. In addition, hundreds will fill the designated swimming area in front of the 30-by-50 barge stage anchored about 200 feet out from SouthWinds Marina, which is once again hosting the concert and raft up. Held every year on the third Saturday in July, Aquapalooza Grand Lake kicks off this year at 1 p.m., with the fun continuing until 5 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.

Based out of Tulsa, 5th Element is an upbeat, high-energy, power-packed cover band that blends a variety of genres, from country and classic rock to blues, R&B, pop and a little bit of funk. Lead vocalist Christi King promises an entertaining show with something for everyone.

ParadisePads will line the swim area in front of the stage with a number of colorful, foam water rafts for swimmers to lounge on during the event. ParadisePads also will be giving away some beer pong tables that can also be used as single person floats. Special promotion giveaways will also be thrown from the stage.

Organizers will provide “tons of inflatables, like beach balls and mats” in the swim area. However, Prine suggests swimmers bring their own inflatables and mats to know they’ll be comfortable. 

Aquapalooza Grand Lake is accessible by land or by Grand. Boaters won’t be able to miss the stage, the huge tent or the banners flying on many of the thousands of boats. They are invited to anchor in the cove and enjoy the concert.

For more information on the event, sponsorship information, vendor information or to schedule an interview, please call Michelle Prine at 918-782-9546 or email: AquaplaoozaGrandLake@gmail.com

Important Information You Need To Know

For those arriving by land, SouthWinds Marina will once again be providing official event boats to shuttle people from the marina to the swim area.

The concert is free; however, there will be a charge for the shuttle ride to the event. All shuttle riders must purchase a $5 bracelet at SouthWinds Marina before getting on the boat. The bracelet is good for the entire day, and may be purchased at SouthWinds Marina.

Life jackets also will be required for everyone riding on the shuttle boats, regardless of age. In addition, no animals will be allowed in the swim area or on the shuttle boats.

For people riding the shuttle boats please remember that bringing keys, billfolds and cell phone into the swim area is done at their own risk.

Located at 28693 South 4533 Road, in Bernice, SouthWinds Marina will also have parking available during Aquapalooza. There is a $5 fee for parking a car. For those needing to launch their boats at the marina, there is $15 fee, which cover both the use of the ramp and parking for their vehicle and trailer.

Only cash will be accepted for the shuttle boat bracelets and parking

SouthWinds Marina has overnight boat slips available on a first-come, first-served basis for $40 each. For reservations, call the marina at (918) 256-8650. Primitive camping sights also are available for $40 a night at SouthWinds Marina. 

Food vendors and vendor booths will set up on the marina property during Aquapalooza, and organizers are still accepting applications for vendors. If interested, contact SouthWinds Marina.

If you’re making plans to be a part of Aquapalooza, join the event on Facebook at 2017 Aquapalooza Grand Lake.

For more information on the event, visit 360GrandLake.com.

2017 Aquapalooza Sponsors

Aquapalooza sponsorship by Paradise Pad

Aquapalooza sponsorship by Southern Darlin's Boutique

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Aquapalooza sponsorship by Monkey Island RV Resort

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